Chief Executive Officer
Satoru Manabe has an extensive background in executive management and company operations. He first joined KDDI Corporation in 1984 upon graduation with a Bachelors Degree in Laws from Kyoto University in Japan. After receiving a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from City University Business School in London, Mr. Manabe engaged in China business development and established three subsidiary companies in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. From 2005 to 2007, he served as President of KDDI China, and started Telehouse China in Beijing, and eventually, Telehouse China in Shanghai. From 2007 to 2010, he oversaw a KDDI and China Telecom joint venture company before heading the global account management team for Toyota Motor Corporation and its group companies from 2010-2014.
EVP&CMO at KDDI America and COO at Telehouse America
Aki Yamaguchi is Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of KDDI America and the Chief Operating Officer of Telehouse America. Mr. Yamaguchi has been working for KDDI Group companies now for 26 years. He started his career in March 1990 and has held a series of different positions in both Tokyo and London, he finished his post at Telehouse Europe KDDI in 2004. After gaining experience in the EMEA marketplace he brought that knowledge back to KDDI HQ in Tokyo for an assignment as GM of the Global Enterprise Sales Department. Notably in 2012, Mr. Yamaguchi was then assigned as GM of the M2M Business development team. His current position is EVP & CMO at KDDI America and COO at Telehouse America. He lives in New York City.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Kensuke Ito was appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Telehouse America in April 2016. His role currently includes Sales and Marketing as well as Sales Planning and Corporate Planning. In addition, Mr. Ito has been serving as Senor Manager of Marketing and Planning at KDDI America, a Telehouse sister company, since 2014.Before joining the company, Mr. Ito was in charge of Business Planning for mobile content, along with e-commerce platform Sales and Promotion, at KDDI Corporation in Japan. He was responsible for global ICT services, including international circuits and system integration services for corporate customers, as well as network procurement and negotiations with major global carriers.
Mr. Ito is a graduate of Waseda University in Japan.
Vice President, Internet Engineering, Operations and Business Development
Akio Sugeno has been with Telehouse America since 1989. He is also the founder of the New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX)-Metro NY’s largest, most active Internet exchange-and the Los Angeles International Internet Exchange (LAIIX)–a key peering exchange for connecting US-based companies to the Pacific Rim. In his current role, Mr. Sugeno is charged with five major responsibilities: network engineering, managing the Company’s exchange points, software/database engineering, operations and overall business development. Since 2011, he has been serving as an advisory board member of an FBI’s technical conference (International Conference on Cyber Security) and received a certificate from the then director of FBI for his long time contribution. His paper on peering was published from Fordham University Press in 2013. Mr. Sugeno is actively involved with various network engineering organizations, and frequently speaks at both the Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE) and North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG) conferences. He earned a BS in telecommunications from Waseda University in Japan.
Director of Corporate Divisions
Milad Abdelmessih has been with Telehouse in the human resources department since 2009. He started with the company as an HR generalist and quickly moved up the ranks to his current position as Director of Human Resources and Corporate Planning, overseeing a number of departments including Legal, Real Estate, Security, and Sales Support. During his time as HR manager, Milad was instrumental helping launch our newest U.S. facility, Telehouse Chelsea, located at 85 10th Ave in Manhattan.
Milad studied at CUNY College of Staten Island, where he acquired a Bachelor of Science Degree with three majors: Accounting, Finance, and Economics.
Director of Channel Sales
Mr. Cannone is an information and telecommunications industry veteran with more than 25 years experience in executive management, technical sales and marketing for data center and hosting providers, international voice, IP and data carriers, as well as global trade intelligence.
After serving as Director of Sales & Marketing from 2009, Frederick was appointed the Director of Channel Sales for TELEHOUSE America in 2014. In this role, Mr. Cannone is responsible for developing and managing the indirect sales channel to address business needs for a wide variety of vertical markets including Internet and content delivery service providers, telecommunication carriers, financial and media companies and large enterprise clients. Mr. Cannone joined TELEHOUSE America in 2004 as a Sales Manager where he focused on managing new and existing client relationships for disaster recovery, colocation, managed services, peering and Internet services.
Prior to joining TELEHOUSE, Mr. Cannone served as Telecom Sales Consultant for MCI Telecommunications where he was responsible for analysis and sales of voice, data, and Internet communication needs of new corporate clients.
Director of Facility Planning and Operations
Dave Kinney, Director of Facility Engineering and Planning Dave directs all activities, staff, and budget for the facility department at Telehouse America.
Overseeing a staff of 20, David develops and manages facility infrastructure specific to new construction, renovation, and acting as the central point of contact.
David holds high standards for ethics and excellence, and has a background that spans over 15 years working in Senior positions for T-Mobile and Sprint.